Conservation Nomination Form 2017
Distinguished Service Nomination Form 2017
Youth Nomination Form 2017
Please note: The PDF forms can be filled in directly but need to be downloaded and saved to the computer first.
2017 Heritage Winnipeg Preservation Awards
Since 1985, Heritage Winnipeg has sponsored an annual awards program that seeks to recognize those people dedicated to the protection, restoration and conservation of Winnipeg's built heritage. Awards are also given to owners of heritage structures who seek to sensitively restore their buildings so that they become a productive element of the economical, cultural and social fabric of the community.
Awards are presented in three basic categories:
- Distinguished Service Award
This award recognizes the special contribution of individuals or organizations that have demonstrated a concerted effort and leadership in protecting, conserving, promoting or communicating the historic and/or architectural values of Winnipeg's built heritage.
- Heritage Conservation Award
This award recognizes the special efforts and excellence in specific projects to protect, conserve and reuse structures of high historic or architectural value. Heritage Conservation Awards may be given specifically for commercial, institutional or residential projects that involve the sensitive and adaptive re-use of these structures and provide for their long-term protection.
Heritage Conservation Awards may be given to the owners of commercial, institutional or residential structures with historical and/or architectural value and who provide long-term protection and conservation of key architectural elements for these structure and their sensitive adaptive use. Special recognition may also be given to consultants and contractors of the project selected for an award.
In the case of a successful residential project, a special award will be given in the honour of C.W. Chivers, a well-known Winnipeg architect who designed buildings such as All Saint's Church, Balmoral Hall and the Assiniboine Park Pavilion.
- Youth Category
This award recognizes the special contribution of non-professionals under the age of 30.
Nominations may be made in more than one category. If possible, please enclose photographs or email digitized photos.
Questions relative to the requirements for a nomination and/or completed submissions may be directed to Ms. Cindy Tugwell, Heritage Winnipeg Executive Director, by phone 204.942-2663, fax 204.942-2094 or e-mail at email@example.com. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, January 31, 2017.
All nominators will be notified and wiinners will receive a framed certificate recognizing their effort at a ceremony to be held on National Heritage Day/Louis Riel Day on Monday, February 20, 2017. Location to be announced.
Heritage Winnipeg would like to thank everyone who attended our 32nd Annual Heritage Preservation Awards, which were held in Celebration Hall at the Millennium Centre (former Bank of Commerce) at 389 Main Street. Heritage Winnipeg was proud to celebrate National Heritage Day, Louis Riel Day and Canada's 150th anniversary on Monday, February 20, 2017 as part of our event.
A special thank you to the caters, WOW Hospitality Concepts for helping to make our event a success!
For information about booking events at the Millennium Centre check out their website at WOW Hospitality Concepts Inc.
This year, we honoured two outstanding companies that have contributed to the economic, cultural, and social fabric of the City of Winnipeg.
The Conservation Commercial Award was given to the owners Trotzdem Inc., and the general contractors Oakhaven Properties, for their sensitive and innovative rehabilitation of the Dawson building, located at 171 McDermot Avenue. This Award recognizes the special efforts in specific projects which protect, conserve and reuse structures of high historic or architectural value. Heritage Winnipeg applauds them for their attention to detail, and for taking every impediment as a design challenge.
Main Floor of the Dawson building at 171 McDermot - FORTH is a great place for delicious coffee and food. You can check out their website at FORTH.
Forth Art Gallery on the lower level
Roasting machine on the main floor in Forth Cafe
Heritage Winnipeg Executive Director Cindy Tugwell with
Norman Nikkel, owner of 171 McDermot Avenue.
General Contractor, Paul Nikkel accepting the award on
behalf of Oakhaven Properties.
The Distinguished Service Award
was presented to Leon A Brown Ltd, for the family's dedication and commitment to the heritage community in the City of Winnipeg for 90 years. This award recognizes the special contribution of individuals or organizations that have demonstrated a concerted effort and leadership in protecting, conserving, promoting or communicating the historic and/or architectural values of Winnipeg's built heritage. Their contributions, through heritage building ownership, have contributed immensely to the architectural, cultural and economic development of Winnipeg's downtown and the historic Exchange District.
Check out the company's website at Leon A. Brown Ltd. for a list of the many heritage buildings owned by the company.
Family member Bob Brown accepting the Distinguished Service Award
Heritage Winnipeg would also like to gratefully acknowledge and thank The Manitoba Living History Society for helping celebrate Canada 150 in their 1867 costumes.
The Manitoba Living History Society.
Musician, Joshua Ranville performed three songs on his guitar special
for this event, THANK YOU! Check out his information at -
Greg Agnew, Heritage Winnipeg Board Member, gave a presentation in celebration of Canada 150
The Millennium Centre (former Bank of Commerce) - Interior shots
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McKim Communications Group Media Release - dated January 11, 2017:
Links to media coverage:
City of Winnipeg historical report
Abandoned Manioba profiles 36 sites across the province that have been abandoned over the years, from factories to schools to summer camps.
This book looks at these 36 sites and describes their features, how and why they were abandoned, and we can learn about Manitoba’s history from these stunning and eerie abandoned places.
Samples from chapters of the book are available online.
Photo by Gordon Goldsborough. The abandoned Atkinon house in the RM of Hamiota.
Thank you to everyone who came to visit us at the annual Rail Days. It was a fantastic event with over 850 people coming to visit the Railway Museum located at Via Rail Winnipeg station at 123 Main Street over two days in September. We had a great time showing guests the original wooden Streetcar 356, and chatting with everybody who stopped by he Heritage Winnipeg table. Our rehabilitation project of Car 356 is expected to be completed in 2019 for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 1919 General Strike.
In additon thank you to all of the volunteers/members of the Streetcar 356 committee who helped make this exhibit a great sucess!
If you would like to help support this Heritage Winnipeg project, make a minimum donation of $20 to Streetcar 356 and receive a complimentary DVD of BACKTRACKS, The Story of Winnipeg's Streetcars, including bonus historic pictures.
We would like to thank Manitoba Underground Opera for treating us to an AMAZING performance of "The Magic Flute... Retold" last night. The performers were wonderful, and the outdoor setting at St. Boniface Cathedral perfectly set the atmosphere for a great evening.
Tickets for "The Magic Flute... Retold" are going quickly, get them before they're gone. Trust us, it's a must see!
Buy your tickets here.
The winners, as chosen by the public are:
Best Restoration: Dalnavert Museum and Visitor Centre
Best Guided Tour: The Vaughan Street Jail
The Hidden Gem: Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Parish
Best Overall Experience: Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church & Ukrainian Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of Sts. Vladimir and Olga
Best Architecture: The Legislative Building of Manitoba
Thank-you again for your support. We wish all of our participants the best of luck in next year's awards.
We would like to give a big thank-you to Heritage Winnipeg President Jordan Van Sewell for creating this remarkable sculpture to celebrate our winning buildings.
Susan Moffat (right) Accepts the award for Best Restoration
from Cindy Tugwell (Executive Director of Heritage Winnipeg)
on behalf of Dalnavert Museum
Kristen Verin-Treausch (left) accepts the award for Best Guided Tour
from Greg Agnew (Heritage Winnipeg Board Member) on
behalf of Friends of Vaughan Street Jail
Father Michael Kwiatkowsi (left) from Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Parish accepts the award for The Hidden Gem from Nick Hasiuk (Heritage Winnipeg Board Member)
Margret Saray (left) accepting the award for
Best Overall Experience from Lisa Gardewine,
(Heritage Winnipeg Board Member) on behalf of the
Ukrainian Metropolitan Cathedral of Sts. Vladimir and Olga
Andrew Pankiw accepts the award for
Best Overall Experience on behalf of Holy Ghost
Ukrainian Catholic Church
Cindy Tugwell and Jordan Van Sewell accept the
award for Best Architecutre in place of the Province
Volunteers from Holy Eucharist sang two songs, De z'hoda v Rodyni, a traditional Ukrainian song, and Get Along Home Cindy, a lighthearted western song in honour of Heritage Winnipeg Executive Director, Cindy Tugwell
Dr. Anne Penny, Princiapl of Saint Charles Catholic School
performs the violin with the singers from Holy Eucharist
Two students from Saint Charles School performed with Dr. Anne Penny and the Holy Eucharist singers
Volunteers from Friends of Vaughan Street Jail celebrate their win
Margret Saray and Elaine Kisiow from the Cathedral
of Sts. Vladimir and Olga with their award